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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Zoigl is a golden, unfiltered lager beer which was originally brewed only in the region of Eastern Bavaria, between Franconia and the Czech Republic. For centuries, Zoigl was brewed in brewhouses owned by the town or an association of small brewers. The Zoigl-Star, a six-angular star similar to the Star of David, was the sign of brewers in the middle ages. The star symbolizes the three elements (water, earth, and fire) and the three ingredients (water, malt, and hops) used for brewing. The importance of the yeast was not yet known in the 1400’s.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a gently hazed gold and orange with a medium sized beige head. Faint grain and sweetness, somewhat empty. Medium bodied, toast and grain. Malt, grain, and caramel. Toasty tart lager grain finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4939) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Almost orange with creamy white head and lace. Paper, and light earthy/floral hops aroma. Sweet malt with a dry sour finish. Medium bodied and fizzy but pretty nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5274) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
Lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, toasted dough, and light citrus. Taste of nuts, toffee, some caramel malts, bread, and a semi-sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Most beers advertised as just a simple lager are pretty unimpressive and unexciting. This lager was completely different. This lager had some body and real flavor to it. It starts off with a dark golden pour and soft, bubbly and thick white head. There was plenty of lacing to go around as well. The aroma featured some nice maltiness, along with some earth and a beautifully balanced amount of floral hops. The body was very drinkable, with flavors of light hops, earthy malts and some grains. The beer finished extremely smooth, leading me to the belief that I could sit at that bar all night and drink these. This is definitely one of the better lagers out there.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
This was a pretty watery eastern european style beer. Not much flavor or taste but it wasn’t horrible to drink through either.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Draft at PA Spring Fest. Cloudy orange-brown color, nice head. Smooth and malty, with some deeper tones than your typical lager. Very nice, perfect session beer, but also enjoyable enough to sip slowly on. Not much hop presence. I think it was better the first time I had it, when the yeast was shaken about the keg.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
On cask at the brewery, poured a hazy yellow with a decent head and sediment in the beer. The beer was extremely flavorful with hefty citrus orange notes, and a wonderful hop aroma that really melded with the citrus flavor. Pretty nice beer and the cask pour adds to the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap, Harrisburg location. Pours a hazy orangish yellow body with a small film of white head. The nose is slightly bready pale malt with a slight yeastiness and just a little grassy hops. Very nice doughy and bready maltiness, very soft and well rounded flavor. Light to moderate bitterness with a bit of fluffy yeast on the finish. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth with moderate carbonation. Very nice, one of my favorites from ABC.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Draught at the Camp Hill location. Pours gold with nice off-white head. The aroma is very mellow with some sweet malt, some lemon meringue, a little bit of grain dust. The flavor is clean sweet malt, some distant fruitiness. There’s a hint of grassy hops in the finish, but the beer is mostly balanced toward the sweet side.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Was anxious to try this, even though lagers have let me down in the past, I wasn’t disappointed. On tap @ Camp Hill. Pours a cloudy gold, with a nice white head. Crisp aroma, a little flowery. Very clean body, a touch of spice, maybe nutmeg. Sweet, easy finish. Not very complex, but was a good brew.


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